Tips to Reduce the Risk of Injuries and Heart Attack During the Holidays

Holiday Safety Tips - CPR Select

The holiday season is packed with activities as people join their loved ones for celebrations. The excitement and action that comes with holiday seasons can potentially lead to accidents. Health related emergencies occur unexpectedly, and it is important to avoid them.

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What Are Your Safety Goals for the New Year?

Safety Goals for the New Year - CPR Select

Goals and visions provide us with direction on which we dedicate our time and resources. Not many people consider safety as part of their new year resolutions. We are surrounded by many risks which are likely to affect our health. These include health hazards and security risks. Our safety should always come as a priority whenever we think of new year resolutions.

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CPR Training Course, The Best Gift for Christmas

CPR Course Gift on Christmas - CPR Select

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is one of the most critical life saving skills. It is performed on victims having the cardiac arrest to increase the chances of survival.

What Happens During Cardiac Arrest?

In cases of cardiac arrest, the victim is unconscious, without a heartbeat and not breathing. When the condition occurs, the heart is not pumping blood and there is shortage of oxygen within major organs.

Cardiac arrest, occurs due to the sudden loss of blood-flow resulting from the failure of heart to pump properly. Heart attack occurs when blood flow to a specific part of the heart is blocked.

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Why You Need Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

Why You Need  Bloodborne Pathogens Training? - CPR Select

Bloodborne pathogens are contained in blood and body fluids and can potentially result in illnesses. The most common bloodborne pathogens includes HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis B and C, malaria, syphilis, and others. These pathogens spread through direct and indirect contact. Direct contact occurs when infected blood or body fluid enters the victim’s body through the right entry sites. Indirect contact transmission occurs when the skin gets into contact with an item soiled with infected blood or body fluids.

Healthcare professionals, paramedics, firemen, policemen, cleaning/janitorial staff, etc. are at a higher risk of getting exposed to the disease-causing microorganisms from patients. Bloodborne pathogen courses are essential as people are at risk of getting exposed to the pathogens. These days, anyone can register for bloodborne pathogens certification classes, which offer no minimum qualifications and requirements.

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Why Learn Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

Why Learn Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? - CPR Select

What is AED?

AED is an acronym for an automated external defibrillator is a first aid medical equipment used on patients experiencing cardiac arrest. The device is used to measure the activities and analyze the rhythm of the heart and sometimes deliver an electrical shock or defibrillation as a way of re-establishing the effective rhythm of the heart and simultaneously save lives. The American Red Cross, as well as the American Heart Association, have certified instructors and running programs that aid in the provision of online CPR AED classes which results in online AED certification.

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First Aid Tips To Treat an Injured Bleeding Person

First Aid Tips for the Bleeding Person - CPR Select

Health emergencies involving injuries such head and chest may cause severe bleeding and can be life-threatening. First aid training enables individuals get prepared on how to handle such emergencies. First aid main goal is to preserve lives, prevent any further harm, and to promote the recovery of an injured person. The course covers simple life-saving steps that can be easily learned and performed by non-experts using the basic first aid equipment.

The injured person is treated depending on their location and type. Some minor injuries are manageable through the basic first aid kit. In other major cases, CPR is necessary, and also may require surgery. The first priority is always dial 911 and call emergency medical services when there is a life-threatening accident occurs.

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How You Should Treat Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety disorders are a form of mental illness. It draws feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry that affects the person’s ability to lead a healthy life. Persons with the condition struggle with suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, and self-injury. When such episodes occur, the individual should receive first aid to calm down. However, the first aid offered given should be followed by specialized medical help.

There Is a Wide Range of Anxiety Disorders, Including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety/ social phobia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias

The causes of anxiety disorders are not definite to identify. Health specialists have, however, identified some risk factors.

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